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    Soundblaster Z crackling sound

    Hey guys! Don’t mean to update this old thread but figured it may help some of you who (like me) found this thread searching for these issues. Mine are now fixed after hours with Creative and Asus support. The problem was a BIOS update on my z170-ar motherboard. I had updated to the most...
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    Soundblaster Z crackling sound

    Whelp, seemed to have found the fix for my situation! (and it's relatively embarrassing I didn't think of it sooner) It seems to be something with the power delivery to the card. Of course upon all of my subsequent reinstalls of WIndows, I never bothered to switch my power plan to "high...
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    Soundblaster Z crackling sound

    Have you tried to end the process "audiodg.exe" in the "Details" section of the task manager? This will cause it to reset and removes all problems for me temporarily. I’d be curious to see if this is true across all systems, if so it’s most definitely a problem with the OS handling the sound card.
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    Soundblaster Z crackling sound

    Glad to hear you're clear of the issues! I am still having problems, though I found an interesting but seemingly temporary solution. It seems as though when I end the process "audiodg.exe" in the "Details" section of the task manager, my audio goes out for a split second, then it returns without...
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    Soundblaster Z crackling sound

    Thanks for the reply Regeneration, super solid advice. Unfortunately I tried all of the above advice with no luck except blacklisting the deviceid as when I googled how to do it I couldn't find anything using that particular phrasing. Do you have a tutorial you could point me towards? The...
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    Soundblaster Z crackling sound

    Yeah not seeing that option in my BIOS, and honestly it seems like a strange setting to switch off to improve the issue. Do you have any reasoning to turn it off or is it just a guess? I'm guessing more than likely it's the Creative drivers interfering with some piece of hardware and/or driver...
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    Soundblaster Z crackling sound

    I can’t find anything about “cpu package support” even by Googling it. Do you mean your onboard audio drivers on the motherboard? I’ve turned this off, still with no luck.
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    Soundblaster Z crackling sound

    Anybody have any luck with the latest insider builds? This is my next step when I get enough energy to try another build tomorrow Installed the latest insider version with no luck, but also did a clean install of 1703 and had the same problem. Going to try 1607 now but it’s not looking...
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    Soundblaster Z crackling sound

    Chiming in as a person with similar issues. I've had an X-Fi Elite Pro for the past 10 years or so and recently reinstalled Windows. I instantly had the problems you're describing, so I had assumed it was an issue with the card (I had been using my custom drivers to get it to work properly on...
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    [WTB] WTB: Creative X-Fi ZXR

    Hey guys, Looking for a complete ZXR (card, daughter card, connection cable, and heaphone/mic module)! If you have one and are looking to sell, let me know :)
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    Worth Upgrading from an X-FI Elite Pro to a ZXR?

    Hey guys! Reinstalled Windows 10 this week and had lots of problems getting my X-Fi Elite Pro working properly again. I always use Daniel_K's drivers but for some reason they weren't doing the trick. I resorted to looking for a ZXR as it's really what I'm looking for in a card (a 5.1 surround...
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